When you analyze a run chart, you’re looking for non-random patterns in the data — that is, evidence that performance has actually changed as a result of your PDSA cycles. But how can you tell if the variation you’re seeing is random or non-random? In this lesson, you’ll practice using four rules to help you “read” a run chart and determine whether your changes have led to improvement.
Note: To make the most of this course, you’ll need Microsoft Word and Excel; versions 2010 or 2013 will work best. This course is not optimized for mobile devices.
Estimated Time of Completion: 30 minutes
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Identify non-random patterns in data.
2. Analyze data using a run chart.
3. Determine whether run charts show that your changes have led to improvement.
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